The Daylight Marriage by Heidi Pitlor
Lovell and Hannah Hall have been married for a number of years and their marriage is far from perfect. Opposites in so many ways it is difficult to know what is holding them together, and they are each finding it difficult to remember what it was they loved about the other years ago. One night they have a fight that could have become violent. The next morning Hannah disappears and naturally her husband is a suspect.
Told in alternating chapters from Lovell and Hannah’s perspective we learn the backstory of the marriage and what is happening in the present. It’s a believable albeit dark story. Lovell and his two children need to continue on with their lives as well as they can with their wife and mother out there somewhere. This is the book that I think many expected Gone Girl to be; a straightforward thriller focused on the lives of the family more than the mystery surrounding the disappearance.